Get to know your psoriatic arthritis and make note of your experiences. You can help your doctor monitor your psoriatic arthritis by sharing your experience of symptoms and life impact for you. While lifestyle changes alone are not enough, there are things you can do to help control your psoriatic arthritis. Maintaining an ideal body weight is essential for psoriatic arthritis both for disease activity, and for decreasing your cardiovascular risk and the risk of fatty liver.
Ana-Maria Orbai, MD, MHS
Treating Psoriatic Arthritis
Early treatment is important in psoriatic arthritis. The earlier the treatment, the more likely you can prevent serious damage down the road. The specific treatment will depend on: how severe your psoriatic arthritis is, the type of psoriatic arthritis you have, and if you have damage already.
In this video, Dr. Orbai with the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center discusses treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis
Diagnosing Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis – Signs and Symptoms
Early symptoms with psoriatic arthritis are important. People will complain of pain and swelling in their joints – hands, feet, wrists, etc. They may have a small patch of psoriasis or have psoriasis covering many areas of the body.
In this video, Dr. Orbai with the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center discusses the signs and symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis